The K&P Mart uses the traditional North American grocery store setting as a backdrop to highlight current issues in the social, political, and economical climates. There’s no denying that 2017 has been a hard pill to swallow. With the recent shift in power, basic human rights like water or accessible food prices for all are becoming less of a standard a more of an unattainable element – high up on a museum pedestal; out of reach. Though those in power may claim equality, for most it’s only visible from behind the proverbial display case. By manipulating recognizable elements of North American food industries – hamburgers, boxed cereal, sliced bread- the K&P Mart creates a disproportionate, wonky, and skewed landscape mirroring the one currently outside all our local grocers. With this exhibit we propose that, perhaps, we have bitten off more than we can chew.
Photos: Sabrina Scott
Words: Dani Reynolds
K&P Mart is part of the official programming for Nuit Blanche 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel, and is kindly supported by Fujifilm Instax North America. You can RSVP here.